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It’s No Joke – My Greatest Lessons Were Learned in the Blue Jacket

It may be April Fool’s Day, but I can assure you that this is no joke – I’ve learned some of my greatest lessons while wearing my blue corduroy jacket. While it would be impossible to include all of the … Continue reading

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Coaching Towards the Gold Standard: Authentic Leadership

According to the Harvard Business Review, “authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership.” So what exactly is authentic leadership? According to one journal article, authentic leaders: Do not fake their leadership. Understand their core values. Are originals, not copies. … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why YOU Should Run for a State FFA Office

Considering running for a State Office? Submitting the intent to run form is the first step in running for a State Office! In order to run for a State Office, this form must be postmarked by March 1st. Not sure … Continue reading

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Resolutions for a {Better} New Year

Each year, as it gets closer and closer to December 31st, I begin thinking about what my New Year’s resolution should be. Even though I have done this for as long as I can remember, I cannot remember any of … Continue reading

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12 Days of FFA

With Thanksgiving over and December beginning, it’s finally the most wonderful time of the year! While Santa finishes narrowing down his “Naughty or Nice” list, radio stations across the country will begin to play Christmas carols nonstop. One of my … Continue reading

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What Would You Do With An Extra Hour Each Day?

I can’t believe that it is November already! The past month has gone by in the blink of an eye, and I have constantly found myself rushing from task to task. I frequently found myself wishing that there was just … Continue reading

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Building Hothouses

Last week, I attended an interesting class at K-State. The discussion during the class focused on one specific topic: hothouses. Now, what exactly is a hothouse? It’s simple: “hothouse” is a synonym of the word “greenhouse.” These structures, built using … Continue reading

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Take Action During Hunger Action Month

As we prepare for the three-day weekend, many of us are looking forward to celebrating Labor Day. For some of us, this means that we can look forward to the hotdogs and hamburgers we will be eating with family and friends … Continue reading

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Go For the Gold

Every two years, I look forward to watching the Olympics. This year has been no different! I have truly enjoyed watching the incredible performances of athletes like Katie Ledecky, Lilly King, Simone Biles, and Michael Phelps. Whether it was watching … Continue reading

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